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by nickr
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: RasPyPlayer - a lightweight media center
Replies: 16
Views: 7458

Re: RasPyPlayer - a lightweight media center

Seems to be reinventing the XBMC wheel. What do you see as the advantages over XBMC?
by nickr
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi & TvHeadend with HDHomeRun Prime
Replies: 1
Views: 5210

Re: Pi & TvHeadend with HDHomeRun Prime

Hi all, I’m fairly new to the Pi and although I’ve used linux/unix for a number of years it has been confined pretty much to the very simple commands and editors (no system experience). Bottom line I’m a noob. So I want to take on a project (probably well beyond my skills), I would like to try and ...
by nickr
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NTSC DVDs
Replies: 1
Views: 469

Re: NTSC DVDs

You'd be better going to the xbmc forums.
by nickr
Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: XBMC Installations
Replies: 4
Views: 781

Re: XBMC Installations

I don't see gparted mentioned in the installation instructions for openelec on rpi. http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?title ... #tab=Linux
by nickr
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Cant see Pi on Windows home network
Replies: 5
Views: 5641

Re: Cant see Pi on Windows home network

flyinghappy wrote:Best way I know of is to edit the smb.conf file to tell samba what to share. IIRC it should be in /etc/samba/smb.conf or somewhere close to that.
Agreed, there are plenty of samba guides on the web. This is not a samba forum.
by nickr
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Play VOB/DVD on the Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 35544

Re: Play VOB/DVD on the Pi

Remuxing to mkv should not double the size. How exactly are you doing it?
by nickr
Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Pi volume control
Replies: 5
Views: 25669

Re: Pi volume control

XBMC has a volume control.
by nickr
Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Using an external HD
Replies: 5
Views: 1752

Re: Using an external HD

If it is a straight usb hard drive it should work fine.
by nickr
Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: config.txt overscan or XBMC video calibration
Replies: 4
Views: 27068

Re: config.txt overscan or XBMC video calibration

config.txt should give best results.

Overscan is well described in various places on the web, including here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overscan
by nickr
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: 1080i H264 Recordings - Random Corruption & Long load times
Replies: 10
Views: 2499

Re: 1080i H264 Recordings - Random Corruption & Long load ti

mkv files are indexed and you can read a small header to determine the duration, and a list of video/audio/subtitle tracks and properties. program and transport streams (like .ts files) have no index. You can only determine what is in the file be reading and parsing packets. To find the duration yo...
by nickr
Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Strange scanning for TV show in Raspbmc.
Replies: 1
Views: 1551

Re: Strange scanning for TV show in Raspbmc.

http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Video_library

You probably have something misspelt and xbmc is confused.
by nickr
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: SqueezePlug Version 5 ready for download
Replies: 488
Views: 89283

Re: SqueezePlug Version 5 ready for download

julianp13 wrote:Has anyone tried to use one of these to get optical audio from a Raspberry Pi? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380432607991? ... 1423.l2649
It is cheap enough to try one and see isn't it? Looks interesting, please let us know how it goes.
by nickr
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Audio streamer
Replies: 11
Views: 8968

Re: Audio streamer

Could you be a little clearer about what you are trying to do?
by nickr
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Help stuck in windowed mode on raspbmc!
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Re: Help stuck in windowed mode on raspbmc!

Backslash (\) key.
by nickr
Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Using an external HD
Replies: 5
Views: 1752

Re: Using an external HD

What happens when you plug it into your rpi? Is it recognised? Can you read the files?
by nickr
Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Play VOB/DVD on the Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 35544

Re: Play VOB/DVD on the Pi

@rjbur Trying to play a DVD or VOB file ripped from a DVD is a pretty hopeless exercise given that DVDs are standard definition by definition. XBMC will play ISOs or DVD folder structures over the network, so perhaps try one of the XBMC distros. You'll neeed to buy the mpeg2 codec, but that's not go...
by nickr
Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: H.264 transcoded from DVD unwatchable
Replies: 6
Views: 1559

Re: H.264 transcoded from DVD unwatchable

I am not sure what h.264 profile rpi will handle, but mediainfo tells me that file is 5.1. Most material I see is more like 4.1 (or below).

I hope the previous poster is right and remuxing to mkv works for you because re-ripping to a lower profile will take a loooong time!
by nickr
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: My project : the raspberry radio
Replies: 22
Views: 17523

Re: My project : the raspberry radio

I wonder if it might be simpler to use squeezeplug? http://www.squeezeplug.eu/ . It has access to hundreds of internet radio stations out of the box and you can add your own urls too. It's player, squeezeslave, can be keyboard controlled all the way. Button control is actually easiest by linking som...
by nickr
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MythTV Front-end
Replies: 34
Views: 19784

Re: MythTV Front-end

<t>nickr said: <br/> <br/> <br/> yes XBMC can do live tv, when paired with htc-tvheadend.<br/> <br/> But who wants Live TV when you can record what you want to watch and watch it when it suits you!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I'll correct that. Mythbox (an xbmc plugin) can do live tv as well as recorded ...
by nickr
Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MythTV Front-end
Replies: 34
Views: 19784

Re: MythTV Front-end

<t>Well with mythtv you can record it and watch it at the same time. You will be slightly (like 20s) behind live, but you can also pause while you get another beer, or answer that annoying phone call.<br/> <br/> Of course encryption is a problem with any open source solution. There are options like ...
by nickr
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Squeeze Player on the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 16
Views: 15227

Re: Squeeze Player on the Raspberry Pi

squeezeslave has lcdproc support so you could presumably get a usb lcd panel and get some output. It also works on a terminal. Controllable by keyboard, so could make a push button control array.
by nickr
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Bluetooth Class 1
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

Re: Bluetooth Class 1

Pretty well all bluetooth dongles work with linux.
by nickr
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MythTV Front-end
Replies: 34
Views: 19784

Re: MythTV Front-end

yes XBMC can do live tv, when paired with htc-tvheadend.

But who wants Live TV when you can record what you want to watch and watch it when it suits you!
by nickr
Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MythTV Front-end
Replies: 34
Views: 19784

Re: MythTV Front-end

<t>Not everyone lives in the US, although what you say about the US is 100% accurate afaik.<br/> <br/> Here our HD and SD Terrestrial TV is h.264 (New Zealand). Our Satellite SD is mpeg2.<br/> <br/> I believe that there are many European markets where h.264 is broadcast.<br/> <br/> It does seem shor...
by nickr
Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MythTV Front-end
Replies: 34
Views: 19784

Re: MythTV Front-end

You are assuming HD TV is always broadcast as mpeg2. It isn't. There are many markets in which HD is broadcast as h264.

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